Taking Macrobid Safely

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
  • Anemia
  • Diabetes
  • An electrolyte imbalance
  • Vitamin B deficiency
  • Any allergies, including to food, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
In addition, tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Macrobid Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Macrobid?

Taking too much of this medication may result in vomiting. If you happen to overdose on Macrobid, seek immediate medical attention (see Macrobid Overdose).
 

How Should Macrobid Be Stored?

Macrobid capsules should be stored at room temperature and kept protected from light and moisture. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your dosage as scheduled, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, simply skip the one you missed and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose. Because this medication is an antibiotic, it is important to try not to miss any doses.
 
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